Recycling and plastic pollution continues to be a hot topic globally, with many businesses and charities working hard to inform the public of recycling procedures and improve packaging materials in a bid to reduce the amount of plastic ending up in landfill.
Despite efforts, it has been reported that UK residents are still failing to correctly dispose of items such as plastic packaging and plastic bottles, with nearly 8 billion recyclable bottles being thrown away each year (www.recycle-more.co.uk). While the result of choosing to throw away a plastic bottle instead of recycle it may seem insignificant, the reality is that those 8 billion bottles use up 3.5 million yards of landfill space annually, unnecessarily increasing plastic pollution.
As part of the Cadman Capital Group, Heartisan Fine Foods is committed to sustainability and eco-friendly business practises, so ensuring we work in the healthiest way possible is at the forefront of our operations.
So, what do we do to ensure we operate in an environmentally-friendly manner?
Firstly, we’ve invested in packaging that is as recyclable as possible* – ridding our packages of bubble wrap and Sellotape and instead opting for cardboard boxes, cardboard dividers and ecological paper tape – all of which are biodegradable.
Secondly, we work with suppliers from the UK only, reducing the carbon footprint of our products. We also do our very best to provide our customers with ideas about alternative uses for their used products. Did you see our previous post about how to upcycle your empty jars?
Additionally, we operate a very strict recycling policy with our offices, ensuring all recycling is disposed of correctly, or (where possible), kept for alternative uses.
There are so many ways we can all help to reduce the amount of plastic pollution in the UK. Small changes such as paying more attention to waste disposal and buying more locally-sourced products help keep our environment healthy and our world more sustainable – two things we should all strive for every day.
Until next time,
The Heartisan Fine Foods team
*As some of our products are pre-packaged by our suppliers, certain products may contain plastic packaging.